AKVIS Sketch 12.5
AKVIS Sketch is an award-winning program for conversion of photos into pencil sketches and watercolor drawings.
Make any photo look like a B&W or color drawing, imitate the technique of graphite or color pencil, charcoal or watercolor painting.
The program works in an entertaining way. It allows observing the conversion of a photo into a drawing/watercolor in real time and even interrupting the process when the required result is achieved. Some special effects included in the program can convert an ordinary photo into a piece of art. Create a blend of a drawing and a photo; imitate motion or add "time machine effect" by swirling the background. Put an accent to certain parts of the image by blurring the rest of it in an artistic way. It proves especially useful when the final drawing contains too many details on the background that divert attention.
Many photo editing enthusiasts have already appreciated the Sketch's features. Take a look at a gallery of examples (many created by users) at http://akvis.com/en/sketch/examples-pencil-drawing.php
Surprise your friends by presenting them their pencil portraits. Make a watercolor drawing out of a photo from your last nature shooting to decorate your room. Convert your own photo into a color sketch to print on a T-shirt. Create a comic out of your party videos.
Now you do not need to handle a pencil to feel like an artist. All you need to create your original work of art is good taste and AKVIS Sketch.